Viduka On Hot Streak As Aussies Bang In The Goals
Qantas Socceroo striker Mark Viduka has continued on his current hot streak, with a two-goal haul in Middlesbrough’s 3-0 win over Banik Ostrava, while Travis Dodd and Patrick Kisnorbo also found the back of the net in UEFA Cup action last night.
Qantas Socceroo striker Mark Viduka has continued on his current hot streak, with a two-goal haul in Middlesbrough-s 3-0 win over Banik Ostrava, while Travis Dodd and Patrick Kisnorbo also found the back of the net in UEFA Cup action last night. Viduka, who has now scored five goals in four games since his summer move from Leeds, scored Middlesbrough-s second and third goals after his striker partner Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink opened the scoring in the 57th minute. Australia-s premier striker scored his first with a powerful drive in the 63rd minute and capped off a fine performance by heading home a second in the 80th minute. Patrick Kisnorbo scored what could prove a very crucial goal for Hearts, as it won 3-1 at home against Portuguese side Braga. Kisnorbo scored Hearts third goal deep into injury time and this will make Braga-s job of salvaging the tie all the more difficult. Former Parramatta Power winger Travis Dodd got his Greek side Panionios off to a flying start with a goal after 27 minutes; as they went onto win 3-1 against Italian side Udinese. Meanwhile other Aussie winners were Michael Petkovic and his Trabzonspor side, although the Aussie keeper did concede late goals in the 3-2 win, while Socceroos Mark Bresciano and Vince Grella both played in Parma-s 3-2 win over NK Maribor. Socceroos Mile Sterjovski and Scott Chipperfield were both replaced in the second half, as Basel drew 1-1 away to Terek Grozny; Qantas Socceroo Josip Skoko played a full game for Genclerbirligi as they lost 1-0 away to Egaleo Athens; Ante Covic played a full game in Hammaby-s 2-1 loss at home to Spanish side Villarreal; Qantas Socceroo Kevin Muscat was back in the Millwall side that unluckily drew 1-1 at home with Ferencvaros from Hungary and finally Qantas Socceroo captain Craig Moore played a full game in Rangers 1-0 away loss to Portuguese team Maritimo.
Aussies Abroad: Vukovic’s Genk beaten in battle of Belgium’s top two
Danny Vukovic’s Genk remain well clear on top of the table despite falling to a rare defeat in Belgium against Club Brugge overnight. In a meeting of the competition’s top two at the Jan Breydel Stadion, Genk were beaten the fired-up home side, going down 3-1. There was lit
Aussies Abroad: Ryan’s Brighton through to Quarter-Finals while Milligan, Giannou pick up strong results
There were a handful of Caltex Socceroos in action on Sunday morning (AEDT) while some key figures were rested as their clubs negotiated cup ties. Firstly to Europe where Mark Milligan played a full 90 at the heart of Hibernian’s midfield as they welcomed new manager Danny Hec
Aussies Abroad: Luongo gallant in Watford defeat
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo can turn his attention to the EFLChampionship after QPR crashed out of the FA Cup on Saturday morning (AEDT). The 26-year-old played the full 90 minutes in QPR’s 1-0 loss to Watford at Loftus Road, in a tight game where each side cou
When to watch your Caltex Socceroos this weekend
There's FA Cup action on the cards for two Australians this weekend as another prepares for a massive top-of-the-table encounter. Multiple players are involved in matches with major title ramifications, while Mark Milligan has a new manager to impress in Scotland. Read on t